2003 - 2004
Academic Policies and ProceduresAdmission Requirements
Preprofessional and General Education Requirements
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Software Requirements (all students)
Normal Course Loads
Admission for freshmen and lower-division transfer students is administered through the university’s Office of Admissions. For information on admission guidelines, refer to the General Requirements for Admission section in this catalog and/or the Office of Admissions’ Web site: www.registrar.ufl.edu/regadmi.htm.
Upper-division Transfer Admission Requirements for Online and On-campus Programs
The Office of Admissions determines the transferability of credit earned at other institutions. Students may transfer no more than 60 credit hours from community colleges as part of the hours required for a UF degree. The 60-credit hour transfer limit does not apply to course work taken at four-year institutions. Students who have achieved advanced upper-division status, 90 credits or more, at a four-year institution are rarely admitted. Students with 90 or more credits are encouraged to complete their degree at their current institution and consider the University of Florida for graduate degree programs (See Graduate Programs in Business at www.cba.ufl.edu/gradprograms.
The application deadlines listed in this catalog are strictly enforced (also listed on the Web at www.registrar.ufl.edu/application-deadlines.html). Transfer students who do not have a completed application on file, including all required documentation, transcripts, etc., will not be considered for admission and must apply for a subsequent term.
Upper-division transfer students (defined as applicants with at least 60 credit hours) are admitted to the college for the fall, spring or summer A/C term, provided they fulfill the following requirements:
1. An Associate of Arts Degree (Florida community college transfers only)
2. Completion of the CLAST Exam (State of Florida transfers only)
3. Completion of all preprofessional courses with the required GPA. See table on previous page.
4. Submission of equivalency forms to the Warrington College of Business Administration Undergraduate Programs Office is necessary for preprofessional courses taken at private, out-of-state, and/or international institutions. A current equivalency table can be found at: www.cba.ufl.edu/upo/programs/courseequivalency.asp
Please note that the Undergraduate Programs Office must have grades for at least three of the seven preprofessional courses before a tentative admission decision can be made. Applicants must also provide proof that any remaining preprofessional courses will be completed before enrolling at UF. The seven required preprofessional courses are as follows:
ACG 2021C Financial Accounting
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
CGS 2531 Problem Solving Using Computer Software
ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
ECO 2023 Microeconomics
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
*MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus 1
* CIS majors only: Must take MAC 2311 Analytical Geometry & Calculus 1 in lieu of MAC 2233. In addition, MAC2312 Analytical Geometry & Calculus 2 must be completed before enrolling at UF.
Courses used to meet preprofessional and general education requirements may not be taken by correspondence or pass/fail (known as "S-U" at the University of Florida). Students who wish to use a course from another institution to fulfill preprofessional and/or general education requirements should first consult with an adviser in the Undergraduate Programs Office.
Application procedures for postbaccalaureate status are the same for all students regardless of where they received their undergraduate degree, with the exception that former University of Florida students must apply for readmission, while non-University of Florida students apply for admission.
Application forms are available from the Office of Admissions in Criser Hall. Depending on resource and enrollment constraints, students who have received a baccalaureate degree may be admitted for the following purposes:
With the exception of the third scenario, admission is selective and subject to the college’s resource and enrollment constraints. Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not ensure admission as a postbaccalaureate student. Students admitted to postbaccalaureate status are required to see an academic adviser to develop an academic plan.
Depending on resource constraints, students may be allowed to register in a nondegree status (i.e., transient student) provided they:
Students approved for nondegree status are only allowed to register for courses on the last day of drop/add. Nondegree registration is done on a space-available basis. Therefore, depending on course availability, students who must take a specific course for transfer back to their home institution may wish to explore other academic alternatives.
It is important to note that the University of Florida does not allow courses taken as a nondegree student to be used to meet the requirements for a University of Florida degree.
Information on scholarships designated exclusively for business students is available in the Undergraduate Programs office in 100 Stuzin Hall or online at www.cba.ufl.edu/upo/Programs/scholarships.asp.
Students admitted to the college are expected to assume full responsibility for registering for the proper courses, fulfilling all requirements for degrees, and completing all courses. Academic advisers are available at the Undergraduate Programs Office in 100 Stuzin Hall. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic adviser during their first term in the college to establish an academic plan.
Computing needs will change as students progress through their undergraduate degree program. The functional needs of the first two years will be less than those of the junior and senior years. Refer to the university’s homepage at www.ufl.edu or to the CIRCA Web page at www.circa.ufl.edu/computers for general computer information, as well as a link to the college’s Web page and specific requirements for each program.
Uniformity of software applications is critical. Group collaboration on projects is the norm; students can easily share documents and help each other if all use the same software. Since students and instructors may exchange data electronically, it is important that students and instructors use the same software products.
The following software is necessary for a business degree program:
Students should be competent in these basic products before beginning the program. Additional software may be required for certain classes and specialized needs. Instructors will advise students of specialized software requirements.
Refer to www.circa.ufl.edu/computers for specifications. All students must have a notebook computer at the beginning of the junior year. Students begin the course work for the major at the junior year. A notebook computer is essential for computing capability at all times and all locations.
Refer to www.circa.ufl.edu/computers for specifications.
During the fall and spring terms, students who earn a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) or higher, based on a minimum of 14 semester hours are eligible for the Dean’s List. Students will receive a certificate of recognition for their achievement. Hours taken S-U (i.e., satisfactory/unsatisfactory or pass/fail) do not count toward the 14 required semester hours.
The college’s degree programs are designed for full-time study. Students are encouraged to register for 15 credit hours and are expected to register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each fall and spring (6 credit hours during a 6-week summer session). Students may not take more than 17 credit hours per term without first receiving approval by the college’s Undergraduate Petitions Committee.
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